Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Integrated) in Food Sciences and Technology

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 088584K

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Begin a high-level research career with a PhD in Food Sciences and Technology. Our integrated program allows graduates without a research background to undertake a PhD.

Integrated PhD in Food Sciences & Technology program

The integrated PhD in Food Sciences and Technology offers graduates an alternative path to a doctoral degree. During your first year, you’ll receive intensive research training. On passing the components with a 70% average, you’ll begin an original PhD thesis, graduating within the standard timeframe.

Our expert supervisors will continue to support your study in our research focus areas. Your scientific research in advanced food systems will focus on improving sustainability of food production through innovation in industrialised and developing nations.

We offer food science and technology related research opportunities in collaboration with government, industry, not-for-profit organisations and other universities in Australia and overseas.

You’ll learn to present your research findings clearly and effectively in a thesis, and through public presentations and publications.

Our food-science focus

The food science and technology program offers research specialisations in the following areas:

  • food processing
  • functional foods and nutraceuticals with emphasis on probiotics
  • enhancement of shelf life of foods
  • physical chemistry of foods
  • dairy and cereal science and technology
  • microbial and enzyme technology and engineering
  • analytical systems
  • food safety and risk management systems
  • food security.

Careers in food science and technology

Following your PhD, you’ll be ready for a scientific-research or advisory role. Opportunities exist in government, health care, food-science organisations, and universities.

Course structure

To attain the award of Doctor of Philosophy through undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) students will be required to completed in total 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 72 credit points of Core studies in Year 1
  • 24 credit points of Elective studies in Year 1
  • 288 credit points of Thesis units as per standard PhD

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
32,800 Per Year
Read more16,400 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time Werribee Campus
Hoppers Lane
Melton Victoria 3030
Australia
32,800 Per Year
Read more16,400 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
32,800 Per Year
Read more16,400 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time St Albans Campus
McKechnie Street
Melbourne Victoria 3021
Australia

Entry criteria

Entry into a research program (postgraduate study) requires completion of: an honours degree, or a masters degree by coursework with a research component, or an equivalent qualification from an approved university.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 79 (Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading 18, Writing 22)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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